Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge: Day Eleven

Day Eleven: A song from your favorite band             
"It is a song about coming together, but it's not the old hippie idea of 'Let's all live together.' It is, in fact, the opposite. It's saying, We are one, but we're not the same. It's not saying we even want to get along, but that we have to get along together in this world if it is to survive. It's a reminder that we have no choice" ~ Bono about the song "One"

           I think there are two camps when it comes to U2 fans, those who think that The Joshua Tree is their definitive work and those who think that Achtung Baby is their definitive work. Frankly, I'm torn between the two, and usually come to the following conclusion. While the former may be the album that defines the band and their sound, the song "One" from the latter defines the band and their reason for being.
          If you think about it this song really defines the way we should live. We should live with others in mind and love one another even if they don't agree with us and we don't agree with them. If we could all act this way and feel this way, really why would we fight each other? And, when you go to a U2 concert it is the closest you will get to going to church and talking to the Lord. I love going to U2 concerts because of this song; it's an alter call to and for the masses.
          Get out your cell phones and your lighters, close your eyes and listen to the words. It makes me want to make the world a better place.

One
Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton, Larry Muellen Jr.

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say...

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's...

Too late
Tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One...
Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt
One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other

One...life

One
          
          
The 30 Day Song Challenge
Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 -- Your least favorite song
Day 03 -- A song that makes you happy
Day 04 -- A song that makes you sad
Day 06 -- A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 -- A song that reminds you of somewhere
Day 07 -- A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 -- A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 -- A song that you can dance to
Day 10 -- A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

5 comments:

  1. Your choice of "One" makes me feel same! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love this song. Also one of my favorites: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and Stuck in a Moment.

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  3. Stuck in a Moment is definitely in my top 5...Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses in my top 20! :D

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  4. "Still haven't found what I'm looking for"!

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